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By Sarah Wainright This weekend, students can get a glimpse into the minds of their classmates through dance. Since the beginning of the semester, the 35 members of the UK Dance Ensemble have been working with their director for the last time preparing dances for two concerts this weekend. The UKDE has practiced in Barker […]

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2,500 expected at fourth annual Heart Walk

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By Casey Wheeless An expected 2,500 people are participating in this year’s annual American Heart Association Central Kentucky Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, according to Heart Walk director Jennifer Ebert. The organization is hoping to reach its goal of $281,784. “We are up to $156,000, but we still have a ways to go,” Ebert said. […]

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By Katy Spalding A forum on capital punishment was held Thursday at the UK Law School Courtroom to examine and discuss the effectiveness and moral implications of the death penalty. The forum was hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, and included a short documentary and an open discussion with two guest speakers, […]

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Music fraternities hold masquerade

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By Tricia Telles Four Greek organizations in the School of Music are hosting a masquerade ball on Saturday. The social event is for students in the School of Music or interested in music, said Devon Holmes, president of Tau Beta Sigma. The organizations hosting the event are Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu […]

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By Courtney Chaffin Kenneth J. Nemeth learned at an early age that energy lies at the core of everything we do and has acted on it ever since. Nemeth, who has served as the Executive Director and Secretary on the Southern States Energy Board for 34 years, was invited by the Kentucky Mining Engineering Foundation […]

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Competition changes safety rules to protect horses and riders

By Elliott Hess After the deaths of two horses and the severe injury of a rider at last year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and the deaths of 21 horses at a polo competition in Wellington, Fla., last week, safety is on the minds of the trainers and the director at the start of this year’s […]

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The improper use of more than $20,000 in the College of Pharmacy’s continuing education department did not come from tuition money or state appropriated funds, a UK spokesman said Wednesday. The continuing education department — from which four employees were fired for the undocumented funds — is self-supported by symposium and course fees, said UK […]

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By Katy Spalding A two-week nomination period will begin April 27 for the position of Staff Representative to the UK Board of Trustees. Former Staff Trustee Russ Williams died in early April, leaving UK’s staff with no current representation. Williams became the first and only staff representative on the Board of Trustees in 1998. In […]

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UK colleges continue to search for new deans

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By Brian Shlonsky The search for a new dean remains underway for three of UK’s colleges, while the search in another college has yet to begin. The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Communications and Information Studies and the College of Education are all currently moving closer to finalizing their negotiations with their […]

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By Kylie Burness As Finals Week approaches, students are hitting the books and avoiding all distractions, except for maybe one: Facebook. The GPAs of Facebook users were found to be, on average, less than non-users in a recent study conducted by Aryn Karpinski, a doctoral student in education at Ohio State University, and Adam Duberstein, […]

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